Job titles for the both of us..
Written on May 31, 2006 by Kevin.
Over the past couple of weeks, I have noticed changes in Rylan and how he sees both me and my wife.
My wife stays home with him all day which means he wakes up looking at her and when he falls asleep at night, there she is. He seems to associate her with comfort and sleep. There are times when Rylan is certainly not in a great mood and when I hold him, I cannot seem to get him calmed down like I used to be able too. When I pass him over to my wife though, he calms down nearly instantly and begins sucking on his thumb. It can certainly be challenging for both of us as there are times when I want to be able to comfort him and I am just not able too any longer.
What is my role you ask? Well, like my fathers, I work all day and when I come home, Rylan is starving for daddy attention time. Everyday I still walk in the door with a great big smile from Rylan. I cannot recall a time where Rylan did not instantly get happy when I walked in the door. My job title would be likely be an event coordinator. I do my best to play with Rylan as long as I am home. This gives Rylan the fatherly love that he needs and my wife a small break.
My wife and I still share one role though. Waste management. I am proud to admit that I have changed about 50% of the diapers in Rylan's life. Is it something that I enjoy, not necessarily but it is part of being a parent.